["Barry Pittard" <bpittard at beachaccess.com.au>: Naadis]

Michael Rabe mrabe at ARTIC.EDU
Tue Mar 16 02:27:19 UTC 1999

        Since this topic came up recently on the list it may be of interest
to others also that I cite a recent publication:

Barbara Rossi, _From the Ocean of Painting: India's Popular Paintings, 1589
to the Present_ (NY: Oxford Univ Press, 1998)
wherein catalog entry no. 92 is a pulse (nadi) palm leaf mss. Citations in
corresponding footnotes are to personal communications only [including
yours truly, as an intermediary only]...so apparently nothing else has been
published in English on the subject.

Hope this helps,

Michael Rabe
Saint Xavier University
& School of the Art Institute of Chicago

>From: "Barry Pittard" <bpittard at beachaccess.com.au>
>Subject: Naadis
>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:01:50 +1000
>I'm an Australian who has spent a number of years in India serving in
>academic and social service areas.
>I'm slowly exploring the topic of naadis, the predictive readings on
>palmyra (or palm) leaves purportedly authored by great ancient sages -
>such as Brighu, Shuka, Shukra, Agasthya, Kousika, Koumara, Kakbhusandi,
>Bhoga, Pullipani, Vashista, Vishwamitra, etc.
>Even the slightest bits of information help me to "jigsaw" a larger
>picture together. I want to make contact with anyone who knows any shred
>of information about these leaves - addresses of naadi jyothishas
>(readers), and experiences - convincing or otherwise - of any one who
>has ever consulted these leaves.
>Barry Pittard

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